Google has announced a new program that aims to keep good patents out of the hands of patent trolls. The Patent Purchase Program is an experiment by the company that aims to simplify the patent market and help small participants. It works like this: between May 8 and May 22, Google will open ... Read More »
Android is a wonderful mobile operating system, but with it has come a lot of litigation. Plenty of companies have sued Android manufacturers for infringement, including a few patent trolls that just exist to buy patents and use them in court. To combat this, Google purchased Motorola and kept its patent ... Read More »
The S Pen has been an iconic feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that many people love. It uses a special digitizer and active stylus made by Wacom, which Samsung owns part of. But Samsung is looking at ways to make the S Pen both better and potentially cheaper ... Read More »
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Motorola just brought the Moto X and Moto Maker to Germany, but now the company is facing some issues there. Due to a patent case filed by LPKF, Motorola is no longer allowed to sell the Moto X and Moto G in Germany. The patent in question covers Laser ... Read More »
You read that right, sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. have been temporarily banned after the court granted Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus in their ongoing patent lawsuit.
As soon as Apple posts a bond of approximately $96 million (the estimated costs for Samsung should ... Read More »
Apple must have been looking for a repeat performance of the somewhat botched HTC One X and HTC Evo 4G LTE US launch. The company asked that the Galaxy S III be added to an existing request for a ban on the sale of a number of Samsung Galaxy devices due to proclaimed ... Read More »
Apple files new ITC complaint against HTC – alleges HTC’s ‘data tapping’ workaround still infringes on Apple patent
The ‘data tapping’ dispute between HTC and Apple is back in play. Back in December, the ITC sided with Apple in its “data tapping” patent infringement complaint against HTC. The patent itself is a “system and method [which] causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data,” which covers how Android interacts ... Read More »
Hot on the heels of US customs imposing an International Trade Commission ban on select HTC devices we have yet another exclusion order from the ITC, but this time around it’s Microsoft winning their patent claim against Motorola.
The patent in question dates back to 1998 and relates to scheduling a meeting with ... Read More »
Samsung has been getting creative lately. As if devices with flexible displays weren’t innovating enough for 2012, Sammy has just filed for another cool new patent. The concept revolves around “smart device skins,” a technology that will extend your display to the bezel, sides and back of the device.
Virtually converting devices into displays, ... Read More »
It appears Apple is having a bit of a change of heart when it comes to the excessive amounts of litigation they’ve been unloading against Android handset makers lately.
According to a report in The Dow Jones, Apple has offered both Motorola Mobility and Samsung Electronics Co. a licensing deal ranging from $5 to $15 per ... Read More »